HMRC warns against coronavirus email scam

Pedro Gonçalves
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HMRC is warning against giving personal details or clicking links in messages apparently sent from the department as a coronavirus scam email is spreading. As the number of infections continues to rise in the UK, fraudsters have adapted phishing emails in an attempt to lure the vulnerable with the promise of a tax refund from HMRC. The email says the government has announced a "new tax refund programme" to deal with the outbreak. "You are eligible to get a tax refund (rebate) of 128.34 GBP," it adds. According to the scam, the precaution measure was established "in cooperation with...

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